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Opportunity Zones

A multidisciplinary approach to Opportunity Zone benefits.

Husch Blackwell brings together experienced professionals from multiple industry groups and practice services to provide clients coordinated direction on the federal Opportunity Zones program.

Enacted in 2017 to drive economic development in targeted areas across the country, the Opportunity Zones program provides new tax benefits for taxpayers (including individuals, partnerships and corporations) that invest certain assets in certified Qualified Opportunity Funds.

Drawing on Husch Blackwell's role as one of the nation’s leading experts on tax-advantaged transactions, our Opportunity Zones attorneys leverage their knowledge of tax, finance, real estate, securities, and corporate law to advise clients such as investors, fund managers, and recipients of capital from Qualified Opportunity Funds.

Our guidance to clients in the Opportunity Zones sector includes:

  • Securities registration
  • Capital deployment
  • Asset disposition
  • Utilization of Opportunity Zones capital
  • Identification of target businesses
  • Due diligence
  • Layering of state/local incentives
  • Covenant compliance
  • Investor exits
  • Redeployment

What’s uncommon about Husch Blackwell is they do take a holistic approach to relationship management and helping the client achieve their goals. It's not just one piece of litigation, and then you never hear from them. They want to maintain that relationship and understand your business, understand your industry, and help you achieve your outcomes and goals.

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